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The Upside (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2019 (USA)
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A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

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Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), Éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "Intouchables" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Dell Scott
Bryan Cranston ... Philip Lacasse
Nicole Kidman ... Yvonne Pendleton
Aja Naomi King ... Latrice
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Anthony
Genevieve Angelson ... Jenny
Golshifteh Farahani ... Maggie
Tate Donovan ... Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Lily
Suzanne Savoy ... Charlotte
Michael Quinlan Michael Quinlan ... Jack
James Georgiades ... Police Sergeant
Rachel Christopher ... Police Officer
Diego Aguirre ... Arresting Officer
Fernando Mateo Jr. ... Rookie Matteo
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Storyline

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. Written by Tom Daly

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Based on a true story.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

English version (remake) of same 'based on the truth' 2011 French film 'Intouchables': the true story is shown in documentary 'La Vie Come un Roman', in which the real assistant helper was an (non-black) Algerian (refugee, Abdel Sellou): in the French film's end credits, the real Sellou is shown in archive footage. See more »

Goofs

When Dell and Philip go paragliding, Philip still has his beard. After Dell shaves the beard off, there are more paragliding scenes at the end of the movie. It looks like the first paragliding because the men assisting them are the same guys and everyone is wearing the same clothes and helmets. But this time, Philip has no beard. See more »

Quotes

Dell Scott: [to Maggie] I'm not putting a straw in that man's drink and I'm not unpacking his luggage.
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Connections

Remake of The Intouchables (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Vedil le Fosche Notturne Spoglie
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by The Cast
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Remakes Happen
5 January 2019 | by don-666See all my reviews

Yikes -- people giving this a 1 rating, sight unseen, so they can boast that they saw the French original? Excusez moi, gimme a break. You claim to be a movie buff but sabotage and distort the public ratings system? Did you give The Departed or Insomnia a 1 rating too because they are remakes? Did you skip Sorcerer because The Wages of Fear is on your Criterion shelf? I like the original Intouchables a lot, and this American remake, with much of the same material, has similar impact for a wider audience.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355,000, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$108,252,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,856,180
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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